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  • 4 minutesWelcome participants. Distribute Participant’s Guide.
  • 1 minuteExplain to the participants that there are 4 main sections (Course Design, Interaction and Collaboration, Assessment, Learner Support) in the rubric. This workshop focuses on the second section, Interaction and Collaboration. Tell the participants that the complete rubric is located in the Participant’s Guide.
  • 1 minute Tell the participants that there are three main subsections for Interaction and Collaboration, which will be described in more detail in the following slides. Communication StrategiesDevelopment of Learning CommunityInteraction Logistics
  • 2 minutesReview the three main parts of the Interaction and Collaboration subsection of ECP rubric.


  • 1. Good to Great!Using the Exemplary Course Rubric to Improve Your Course Interaction and Collaboration
  • 2. Workshop Objective By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: – Identify the elements of interaction and collaboration from the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program Rubric.2 2
  • 3. What is a Learning Community?3
  • 4. Blackboard Exemplary Course Program Exemplary Course Program4 4
  • 5. Exemplary Course Program Rubric Course Design Interaction and Collaboration Assessment Learner Support 5
  • 6. Interaction and Collaboration Communication Strategies Development of Learning Community Interaction Logistics 6
  • 7. Exemplary Course Course Tour ECP Winner 2012 Tour7 7
  • 8. Establishing a Learning Community 1. Communication Strategies – Opportunities for synchronous/asynchronous interaction – Asynchronous communication promotes critical reflection – Synchronous activities benefit from real-time interactions and “rapid response” communication8 8
  • 9. Establishing a Learning Community 2. Development of Learning Community – Communication activities build a sense of community – Student-to-student interaction is required – Student-to-instructor interaction is encouraged – Collaborative activities reinforce course content and learning outcomes9 9
  • 10. Establishing a Learning Community 3. Interaction Logistics – Guidelines explaining required participation – Expectations regarding quality of communication – Rubric included to explain evaluation – Instructor actively participates and provides feedback to students – Instructor uses communication tools to provide course updates, reminders, announcements10 10
  • 11. Establishing a Learning Community Blackboard Communication Tools – Announcements – Email – Messages – Groups – Discussion Board – Chat – Virtual Classroom – Blogs – Journals – Wikis11 11
  • 12. Best Practices for Quality Communication – Provide opportunities for students to work in small groups – Clearly communicate expectations for participation in the groups and criteria for evaluation – Use discussion boards and other interactive activities to encourage critical thinking and inquiry – Establish rubrics for evaluation of discussion posts – Provide feedback to students via announcements and email as appropriate12 12
  • 13. Designing an Exemplary Course – Presentation Video – Course Tours – Scholarly Readings – Hands-On Activitieshttps://open.coursesites.com13 13
  • 14. Interaction and Collaboration Communication Strategies Development of Learning Community Interaction Logistics 14
  • 15. Questions? Thank You!15 15